Being unique, not the same, is what makes us One. Coming together for a cause or patriotism is a lower form of unity, it is enmeshing (uniting) through the same pain, to end the perceived source of the pain (somewhere out there)…higher unity is working together as unique functions, each doing their own unique thing to support the greater whole to promote peace, love, and joy.
“Nature is busy creating absolutely unique individuals, whereas culture has invented a single mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque.” ~U.G. Krishnamurti